A movie biopic about the life of late Motörhead legend Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister is coming. It’s being directed by Greg Olliver who also co-directed and co-produced the acclaimed 2010 documentary film of the same name – Lemmy.
According to Deadline and Hollywood Reporter, Lemmy will feature the early life of Ian Fraser Kilmister including his upbringing, becoming a roadie for Jimi Hendrix, to joining space rock torchbearers Hawkwind, before he formed Motörhead.
“Everything you’ve heard about Lemmy is probably true… not because he was embracing rock n’ roll clichés, but because he was creating them,” Greg Olliver said in a statement.
“Marlboro Reds and Jack Daniel’s for breakfast, speed for dinner – all true. But behind that steely-eyed façade of rock n’ roll was also a compelling, complicated and lion-hearted man who stayed the course and never gave up playing the music that made him happy. We’ve been carefully developing this biopic since 2013, making sure to stay true to Lemmy, Motörhead band members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and all the other folks that played important roles in Lemmy’s life. This will be a film they’ll be proud of.”
We know that Lemmy will be produced by VMI Worldwide’s Andre Relis and Damon Lane, with Motörhead’s manager Todd Singerman and Steffan Chirazi serving as executive producers but we will have to wait for cast announcements until later this year.
Screenplay writers Todd Singerman and Steffan Chirazi said: “(Lemmy) is a story of immense cultural importance. If the last five years of his absence has taught us anything, it is that he was more unique than anyone could ever have known because no-one touches the quality and sheer freedom of the man. Greg is a deeply-trusted part of our circle, and we are delighted to see this film coming to fruition.”
Lemmy died on 28th December 2015 four days after his 70th birthday following a short battle with cancer.
Picture nby Mark Mark.